Functional Nanomaterials: Advances in Gas Sensing Technologies

Dear Authors,
I am pleased to invite you to submit a book chapter for the upcoming book “Functional Nanomaterials: Advances in Gas Sensing Technologies” which will be published by Springer, U.K. 
We would like to invite you to contribute one chapter if it is possible.
1. BOOK DESCRIPTION
This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in oxide nanostructures, carbon nanostructures and 2D materials fabrication, mimic of sensing mechanism and applications in gas sensors. It will focus on sensing mechanisms, novel synthesis approaches, and various innovative characterization techniques, different approaches to surface functionalization, strengths and limitations of these materials along with their different properties. Additionally, it will address the issues to enhance the sensitivity and selectivity towards target gases using these nanostructures. The topics covered in the book are of vital importance in a wide range of modern and emerging nanotechnologies employed or to be employed in most industries, academics, healthcare, food, environment, and research institutes, and consequently have a great impact on our society. The main objective of the book is to provide the reader with a basic understanding of recent advancements on nanostructured material-based gas sensors. The adopted subject hugely enables impact on solving the near future challenges in the sensor devices for environmental monitoring. In this book, we bring together numerous experts in the field of gas sensors on novel materials to address fundamental issues prevailing in this thematic domain. 
2. TENTATIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part A: Oxides/nitrides based Sensors
Chapter-1: Hierarchical Oxide Nanostructures based gas sensor: Recent advances
Chapter-2: Metal Oxide heterostructures based gas sensor
Chapter-3: UV-enhanced Oxide Nanostructures based gas sensors
Chapter-4: Nitride (carbon, zinc, tin) -Metal Oxide Nanocomposites based gas sensors
Chapter-5: Mesoporous Silica (SiO2) based gas/ humidity sensors
Part B: Graphene based sensors
Chapter-6: Graphene Oxide (GO) Nanocomposite based room temperature gas sensor
Chapter-7: Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanohybrids based gas sensors
Chapter-8: GO/rGO based humidity sensors
Chapter-9: Functionalized Graphene based gas sensors
Chapter-10: Graphene-polymer modified gas sensors
Chapter 11: Graphene based FET sensors
Chapter-12: Graphene-metal-organic frame work modified gas sensor
Part C: Carbon based gas sensors
Chapter-13: Carbon nanotube based wearable room temperature gas sensors
Chapter-14: Gold-coated Carbon nanostructured for gas sensors
Chapter-15: Recent advances in functionalized micro and mesoporous carbon nanostructures for humidity sensors
Chapter-16: Mesoporous carbon-dispersed metal nanoparticles-based gas sensors
Chapter-17: Organic framework (COF, MOF, ZIF) based gas sensors
Part D: 2-D Materials based gas sensors
Chapter-18: Recent advances on 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) for gas sensing applications
Chapter-19: 2D Heterostructures based gas sensors
Chapter-20: Humidity sensing properties of MoS2 metal oxide nanocomposites
Chapter-21: 2D metal carbide MXenes based gas sensors
Chapter-22: Chemical-vapor-deposition grown graphene-WS2 heterojunction-based FET sensors
Chapter-23: 2D Materials based volatile organic compound (VOC) sensors: Prospects and challenges
Part E: Other gas sensors
Chapter-24: Conducting polymer/ polymer nanocomposite/ porous polymer based Gas sensors
Chapter-25: Self-powered/ wearable/hand held/flexible sensors

3. EDITORS
Prof. Sabu Thomas
IIUCNN, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, 686560, India
sabuthomas@mgu.ac.in

Dr. Nirav Joshi
Sao Carlos Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, São Carlos /SP, Brazil
Email: nirav.joshi@ifsc.usp.br

Dr. Vijay K. Tomer
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Email: vjtomer@berkeley.edu; vjtomer@gmail.com

4. IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for Abstract Submission | January 30th, 2019
Deadline for Manuscript Submission | July 31st, 2019
5. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 
• The book chapter should have 25 - 35-pages length, having maximum 8-12 figures, tables, and illustrations altogether if any. 
• There is no page charge or whatsoever for the publication of the book chapter; however, the acceptance is purely based on the merit/quality of the manuscript after rigorous peer-review.

*** Since we are aware of your contribution to the field and it would be our pleasure if you could accept the invitation to submit a chapter for this book. You are also requested to suggest the name of some other suitable and interested person’s name to join us in this Book or forward this mail to them. If you have any queries about this special issue or about the publishers, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are interested to participate in our publishing endeavor, please submit a one-page abstract of your chapter with the title, authors name and their affiliation along with the contributing author's biodata on or before 30th January 2019 to nirav.joshi@ifsc.usp.br or vjtomer@berkeley.edu

Thanks,

I look forward to working with you on this important project.

My Best regards,
Nirav J Joshi Vijay Tomer

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